Coaching Staff

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Teddy Weeks

Head Swim Coach

Email:  vsymarlins@gmail.com

Teddy Weeks has been Head Coach of the Valley Shore YMCA Marlins Swim Team since April 2015. 

I went to Southern Connecticut State University and was a college swimmer all four years. I graduated in 2009 with my Bachelors of Science in Physical Education and a Minor in School Health. I am currently a Physical Education teacher for New Haven Public Schools. I started coaching swimming in 2010 at the Fairfield YMCA. I was the head coach from 2010-2013. While at Fairfield, I had over 30 swimmers qualify for New England YMCA Championships and 3 YMCA National swimmers all working out of a 3 lane pool.

Tim Landon

Seniors Swim Coach

Four year college swimmer and Captain at Franklin and Marshall College.

Jamie Beler

​Assistant Swim Coach

Davide Mendonca

Assistant Swim Coach

I am a student at Southern Connecticut State University, majoring in accounting. I’ve been swimming since a very young age, first taking lessons at the valley shore YMCA, and my first competitive experience was with the Marlins. I swam with the marlins from the age of 10 until I graduated high school. I then swam with SCSU’s team. I am very excited to be a part of this team, knowing first hand how great of a program this really is. Let’s make this year the best one yet!

Breean Larance

​Assistant Swim Coach

Todd Baucom

​Assistant Swim Coach

My name is Todd Baucom and will be coaching the Marlins on Thursdays and Fridays.  I am a relatively recent transplant from Richmond, Virginia ( I moved here with my family about two and half years ago) My swimming experience began over 40 years ago when I swam club swim back In my home town.  Growing up I swam for the same club through high school and during that time picked up my life guard certification and also worked as a life guard instructor for the local Red Cross.  Post high school and college I move around a lot and was lucky enough to find a masters swim group in every state I lived.  More recently I was very fortunate to be part of an excellent Triathlon team attached to a world class open water swim club.  My daughters have both participated in both club and USA Swim teams so I’m very in touch with having children in swim team and the significant commitment.  You will also see me covering shifts as a life guard at our YMCA or conducting swim lessons on Friday afternoons.  I’m very excited to get to know your kids and see them grow as people and swimmers.  See you on deck